© 1999

The Impact of New Labour

  • Gerald R Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Gerald R Taylor
      Pages 1-5
  3. Party

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Gerald R Taylor
      Pages 9-25
    3. Alan Wilkinson
      Pages 37-49
  4. State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Mark Evans
      Pages 71-92
    3. Kevin Theakston
      Pages 106-119
    4. Hugh Atkinson
      Pages 133-146
  5. Policy

About this book


An up-to-date critical assessment of the 'New Labour' phenomena. It assesses the impact of Labour's 'modernizers' in three crucial areas: changes within the Labour party itself, the reformation of the British state, and the influence on particular areas of policy. The essays do not seek to provide unequivocal answers to the questions raised by the arrival of New Labour and their initial period in office, but provide a debate between the contributors over the nature and significance of these changes. The book is a wide-ranging and accessible account of the political phenomena which will lead Britain into the twenty-first century.


constitution economic policy gender government Policy socialism

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald R Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Southampton InstituteUK

About the editors

PATRICK AINLEY Reader in Learning Policy, University of Greenwich HUGH ATKINSON Principal Lecturer and Head of Politics, South Bank University PETER DOREY Lecturer in Politics, Cardiff University MARK EVANS Lecturer in Politics, University of York COLIN HAY Lecturer in Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham MARK HAYES Senior Lecturer in Politics, Southampton Institute of Higher Education RICHARD HEFFERNAN Research Associate, Department of Government, London School of Economics RUSSELL HOLDEN Senior Lecturer in European Studies, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff PETER JOHN Lecturer in Politics, University of Southampton PAUL NORRIS Senior Lecturer in Politics, Southampton Institute of Higher Education SARAH PERRIGO Lecturer, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford KEVIN THEAKSTON Reader in Government, University of Leeds MATTHEW WATSON Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Birmingham ALAN WILKINSON Anglican priest, Diocesan Theologian, Portsmouth Cathedral

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